The Criterion Column: Blu-Ray Upgrades for the New Year, Basil Dearden

Criterion has burned through all of its 2010 release announcements. What will the new year bring? If January is an accurate indicator, 2011 might be the year of the Blu-Ray upgrade. 

Sam Fuller's Shock Corridor and Naked Kiss are getting the high-def treatment with cover art and illustrations from Daniel Clowes. Jean Pierre Melville's Army of Shadows and Bryan Haskin's classic science-fiction tale Robinson Crusoe on Mars are also receiving Blu-Ray upgrades. 


Finally, there are two new entries. Criterion is making a rare nod to 80s Hollywood with a Blu-Ray and DVD release of James L. Brook's Broadcast News. A 4 DVD box set from Eclipse entitled Basil Dearden's London Underground will explore the work of (can you guess?) English director Basil Dearden.


THE CRITERION COLLECTION 2011 RELEASE CALENDAR (updated 10/17/2010)


JANUARY 2011


Jean Pierre Melville, ARMY OF SHADOWS, BD, 1/11/2011, US & English speaking Canada only

Bryan Haskin, ROBINSON CRUSOE OF MARS, BD, 1/11/2011, US &Canada

Sam Fuller, SHOCK CORRIDOR, BD, 1/18/2011, US & English speaking Canada only

Sam Fuller, NAKED KISS, BD, 1/18/2011, US & English speaking Canada only

James L. Brooks, BROADCAST NEWS, BD & DVD, 1/25/2011, US and Canada

Basil Dearden, BASIL DEARDEN'S LONDON UNDERGROUND, (SAPPHIRE/THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMAN/VICTIM/ALL NIGHT LONG),  4xDVD BOX, 1/25/11, US & Canada

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